Published February 24, 2024

One Dead Near Watford City

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McKenzie County Fatal Crash - UPDATE
What: Single Vehicle Fatal Crash
Where: Highway 85 Mile Marker 180, 4 miles south of Williston
When: 2/23/2024 approximately 10:48 PM CST
Road Conditions: Dry
Weather Conditions: Clear
Crash Involvement: Single Vehicle
Type of Crash: Rollover Collision
Agencies Involved: NDHP, McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office, Williston Rural Fire Department,
Williston Ambulance
Vehicle No. 1: 2017 Chevy Impala
Driver No. 1: Crystal Kalligher, 36 years old, Watford City, ND, Fatal Injury
Restraints: None
Charges: None

Passenger No. 1: Matthew Donton, 34 years old, Watford City, ND, Minor Injury
Restraints: None
Charges: None

NARRATIVE: A 2017 Chevy Impala was traveling southbound on Highway 85 near mile
marker 180. The driver lost control of the vehicle, crossed over center, and went into the east
ditch. The vehicle then overturned and came to rest on the ice of the Missouri River. Both
occupants of the vehicle were ejected. The driver, Crystal Kalligher, was pronounced deceased
on scene. The passenger, Matthew Donton, sustained minor injuries but was not transported
to the hospital.
The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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